Understanding community renewables and shared ownership opportunities

Understanding Community Renewables and Shared Ownership Opportunities

On 9 September 2015 Argyll and Bute Council in partnership with Local Energy Scotland hosted a day of learning to enable those taking part gain a better understanding of community renewables, what is involved in developing your own community project and what opportunities exist for community organisations within Argyll.

SESSION 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLES

Argyll & Bute Council perspective - Speaker: Audrey Martin, Projects and Renewables Manager, Argyll and Bute Council

Argyll & Bute Council perspective

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Renewable opportunities for communities and support available – Speaker: James Buchan, Development Officer, Local Energy Scotland

Renewable opportunities for communities and support available

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The community perspective – top tips from community projects – Speaker: Bob Chicken, Tarbert and Skipness Community Trust.

The community perspective – top tips from community projects - Shared Ownership

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The community perspective – top tips from community projects - Speaker: – Richard Thorne, Mull and Iona Community Trust.

The community perspective – top tips from community projects - Self Development

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SESSION 2: MAKING IT HAPPEN

Involving the whole community - Speaker: Laura MacDonald, Community Development Officer, Argyll and Bute Council

Involving the whole community

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Seeking consent – The Planning Process - Speaker:  Richard Kerr, Principal Planning Officer, Argyll and Bute Council 

Seeking consent – The Planning Process

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Getting connected: Introduction to connections for community projects - Speaker: Kirsty Stephen, Community Account Manager, SSE

Getting connected: Introduction to connections for community projects

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Community Energy Innovation - Speaker:Felix Wight, Community Energy Scotland 

Community Energy Innovation - ACCESS Project

How Islay made it happen - Speaker:George Dean, Islay Energy Trust

How Islay made it happen

 

This seminar was part of Community Energy Fortnight.

You can also get further information regarding community renewables from the Community Renewables Opportunity Portal. 

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